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  1. Immunizations (Effective 6/1/2022) The BSA encourages all members of the Scouting community to utilize available vaccines that can provide protection in preventing infectious diseases. Based on the recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), it is the national policy of the BSA that all participants attending events, activities, programs, or camps requiring an Annual Health and Medical Record (AHMR) must be up to date on all the immunizations listed as required below: REQUIRED for everyone:
  2. That's an interesting question, and I don't want to speculate based 12/21, but maybe I will now. In the next two weeks the TCC will (almost certainly) be putting out its plan once exclusivity ends. What follows is wild, wild, speculation for if Plan 5.5 fails. 1) Fails by a little (65.99% or something like it) we get fights over whether or not to count the $3500-option ballots. 2) Fails but gets a majority (50%+) we get some kind of hybrid plan with elements of what TCC wants. 3) Fails by a lot: Cramdown BSA-toggle OR maybe the TCC gets to put its plan out to vote?
  3. Thanks. Somehow I doubt pushing the deadline back to March 2022 is going to stop churches from dropping/refusing to sign recharters in December.
  4. I have worked with Eagle scouts that had absolutely no business being an ASM or troop committee. They did NOT get it. I have also worked with people with zero connections to scouting who come in as the den-leader-parent and KNOW how to operate a troop (committee side) or work with scouts (ASM) in ways that amaze me each day. But there's an assumption, probably justified SOME times maybe even MOST times, that Eagle = knowing "how to scout". My committee chair was an Eagle. He's said over and over "As a scout, I had no idea any of this (committee stuff) even existed." Right, becau
  5. Yep it was called the toggle plan and while it would take a little updating to account for updated financial data a BSA-only plan could be out the door and approved relatively quickly I would think.
  6. We don't know because much of National's IP is protected not merely by copyright and trademark law but a specific act of Congress. 36 U.S. Code § 30905. Exclusive right to emblems, badges, marks, and words And that same Congressional statute says Boy Scouts of America is "perpetual" 36 U.S. Code § 30901. Organization So, we have NO idea what a bankruptcy court would do with that language since, as was pointed out several times by BSA at the start, we have NEVER had a congressionally charted organization go into Chapter 7.
  7. The judge said pro se litigants showing up late in the game to file objections and demand discovery would be considered. And of course any claimant has the right to file an objection.
  8. I cannot, but let me offer three questions that, depending on your circumstances, may factor. 1) How much longer do you want this to go on for? A failed BSA bankruptcy stretches this out even longer, but that may be fine for you. But it also means dwelling on this longer. More mental pain and anguish. Or, maybe not. Etc. 2) How much more do you think you will get? If this is in your view the best you think you are going to get, then that might tends towards a Yes. If you think there is a chance of getting more out of BSA, the LCs, Hartford, or the LDS Church (if applicable) then that
  9. The insurers really, really don't like BSA trying to get a Protective Order from the court for things they haven't even asked for yet. Century- it is wrong and unconstitutional!: https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/0b016f1d-6cff-40fd-b4aa-5d106a300ad6_6495.pdf AIG - at least let us ASK and say NO before running to the judge: https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/940034c2-64a2-4739-8cce-6019ab64d2fa_6497.pdf
  10. There are 3 variables. Variable 1: Value of claim. That is expressed as type of abuse, BASE value and MAXIMUM Variable 2: Mitigating Scaling Factors: there are at least 4: Absence of Protected Party Relationship or Presence of a Responsible Party that Is Not a Protected Party; Other Settlements, Awards, Contributions, or Limitations; Statute of Limitations or Repose and BSA’s Discharge; Absence of a Putative Defendant Variable 3: Aggravating Scaling Factors: Impact of the Abuse (Mental Health Issues, Physical Health Issues, Interpersonal Relationships, Vocational Capacity, A
  11. First, welcome. Second, you need to speak with an attorney. Third, the ONLY thing that the tables show is The tiers of abuse The BASE valuation The MAXIMUM valuation. Once done the adjustments start to get made: Statutes of limitations Gray 1/2/3/Closed will adjust that number DOWN. Other mitigating factors will adjust down. Others aggravating factors will increase that number. ALL that this TDP chart shows is broad, general, non-specific-to-your-case information. So, I go back to the second point: speak with an attorney. Simply lookin
  12. Yep. Its petty if THAT it response in its entirety.
  13. You would be in a position to complain. And here. If it means that much to you, have an upvote. On me.
  14. Yep. If all a person can do in response is some kind of petty little internet point diminishment (down vote) and offer nothing else, then that's not really contributing anything.
  15. In light of your copious and indiscriminate use of the down vote button, I hardly think you are in a position to complain.
  16. 95% of paper printed. Equivalent of 16 million pages. Used double sided printing and printing multiple pages per page. Solicitation packages getting mailed today. First wave: incarcerated. 100% complete mailing by weekend. Mediation: no agreements to announce.
  17. Hearing possibly running late? https://www.deb.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/moveit/LSS.html
  18. Literally minutes before the hearing, BSA drops a revised schedule that is supposedly approved by TCC> https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/979151ac-9556-4dac-ba1b-6af093259003_6494.pdf Still on track for January 24.
  19. Likely because BSA did absolutely no reference checks and focused on convictions. According to this, the plea deal made no mention of anything about child sexual abuse. He plead out to firing off some pepper spray and if he stayed on his best behavior even THAT was dropped.
  20. Cannot wait to see the unsealed version of this motion [SEALED] Motion to Approve to Take Judicial Notice that the Court-Approved agent; Omni Agent Solutions has Effectively Abandoned its Clients with Debtor Claims that are Housed in Prisons. Filed by W.M.. The case judge is Laurie Selber Silverstein. (BJM) Unsealed version https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/097fb989-2ad6-44ed-86d5-208a6ddf9310_6491.pdf He is basically asking for the court to declare any incarcerated person with a claim a separate special class and to have counsel appointed for them.
  21. That is exactly what the lawsuits that name COs are saying and why the Methodists are running for the doors. I remember the Methodist bishop who sent a letter claiming the church was being blamed for the actions of leaders CHOSEN BY BSA. No, bishop, if you look at each and every one of those adult applications, your church (going back to the 1920s) were signing off either through the COR, the IH, or both (for annual recharter). That is why the entire CO system has been a joke for years. The idea that COs were really fulfilling their duties under the charters to oversee and supervise the u
  22. I also want to point something out and this brought up several times: there is 0% chance the BSA will be forever end child sexual abuse within scouting. The point is can BSA demonstrate to a judge and jury that it was not NEGLIGENT. Broadly speaking (and I mean broadly) the accusation against BSA in the lawsuits that were filed were BSA knew it had a child sexual abuse problem from the start (the IV files existed in some form back to the 1920s) AND DID NOT DO ENOUGH BSA knew it had a child sexual abuse problem from the start (the IV files existed in some form back to the 1920s
  23. I would 100% guarantee the next time a child was abused the outside group's report would be introduced as an exhibit but whose? If BSA did NOT adopt, plaintiff lawyer runs with it: "BSA knew they had problems. They were told by outside expert/outside group the specific problems they had and how to fix them. BSA ignored them. My client was abused as the result of BSA's refusal to change its ways." If BSA DID adopt, BSA lawyer runs with it: "BSA knew we had problems. We were told by outside expert/outside group the specific problems we had and how to fix them. BSA did exactly
  24. This is the thread to talk about this: Yes, there is still a very, very real possibility that Boy Scouts of America the entity that runs Scouts BSA, Cub Scouts, Venture Scouts, etc. will be forced to liquidated (not by the court but by simply running out of money and having no choice). Moreover, even if BSA survives, there's no certainty it will make it if membership numbers do NOT bounce back the way they are financially projecting. There's also the possibility that Boy Scouts of America the entity survives but that local councils will go through waves of their own bankruptcies, etc
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